If you care about journalism’s mission of informing and serving the public, then you care about audience engagement and treating communities we cover as partners rather than consumers. It’s that simple.
At Hearken’s inaugural Engagement Innovation Summit in October 2019, we gathered people driven by the charge of cultivating community and improving democracy through information sharing.
We brought together engagement pros, senior leaders, students, innovators and entrepreneurs across industries to develop a shared vision for audience engagement and community-building best practices, how to track and measure success and how this work will contribute to your organization’s bottom line ($) and future sustainability.
With profoundly important elections coming up in the United States and across the world, this gathering had a special track on how innovators are creating engaged elections coverage.
Participants left with:
New connections with people at the forefront of engagement innovation
A collaborative vision forward for the future path of public-powered journalism as a sustainable business practice
A tool kit for bringing your learnings back to your everyday work
Practical guides for creating more engaged elections coverage and a citizens agenda
Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit did not have long keynotes, boring Powerpoints, or vendors. It did have collaborative, hands-on sessions, interdisciplinary facilitators, and ample time for discussion, collective problem-solving and networking.